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FLEXIBILITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

The Cape Town International Convention Centre – where Africa and the world meet

Located beneath Table Mountain, on Cape Town’s northern Foreshore – and only a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport – the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) provides uncompromising adjustability, as well as the most modern amenities and technology as mandatory components.

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The centre is built to meet and fulfil the unique and varied needs of its delegates and visitors. Its sub-divisible multipurpose facilities and dedicated exhibition space creates an environment conducive to a variety of functions to occur simultaneously. When the CTICC opened its doors in 2003, the media spoke of how this institution would welcome visitors from around the world to this great new venue in Cape Town. Those aspirations have not only been met – they have indeed been surpassed.

The mettle of any internationally competitive convention centre is gauged by its economic contribution. And for a convention centre to contribute significantly and sustainably to an economy, it needs to be invested in that economy and its people. That is why some 96% of the CTICC staff are Capetonian – or from elsewhere in the Western Cape – and most of the senior managers are local recruits.

Since its inception, the CTICC has injected more than R25 billion into the national GDP, with in excess of R22 billion going directly to the Western Cape economy. A staggering 83 000 jobs have also been created and sustained.

A huge contributing factor to the CTICC’s success has been the focus on the development of the knowledge economy. Of the nearly 5 000 events hosted by the CTICC over the past 12 years, more than 450 were international conferences across a broad spectrum of sectors, including the agro-processing, green economy, ICT, property, mining and medical industries.

These are all sectors that align closely to the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government’s economic growth strategies. By attracting global associations to Cape Town for these events, the CTICC is making a vital contribution towards growing the city, Western Cape government and SA’s expertise, knowledge and skills in these areas.

The CTICC has injected more than R25 billion into the GDP. 83 000 jobs have also been created

In order to make these important contributions sustainable, the CTICC must remain internationally competitive. Its expansion will raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world-class meetings and events destination, in turn allowing the CTICC to meet the city’s Integrated Development Plan’s objective of establishing Cape Town as Africa’s top business-events destination.

Simply put, the expansion will double the centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000 m² of multipurpose conference and exhibition space and almost 3 000m² of meeting space.

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The expansion plays a pivotal role in continuing to bring international business to the region. It will allow the CTICC to meet the growing demand to stage more events, offer more flexibility and allow for an increase in the concurrent hosting of meetings (of various sizes), conventions, exhibitions as well as other events.

The CTICC was also the first convention centre in Africa to gain three internationally recognised management system certifications (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001) simultaneously; and was the first in the world to align its reporting to the sustainability requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative.

The centre upholds a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Process, Tourism Grading Council 5-star rating and recently achieved Gold AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) quality standard certifications – all of which guarantee the highest levels of quality, care, safety and sustainability.

The CTICC is far more than a venue – it’s an exceptional destination where ideas become a reality. Let the CTICC be your next destination and prepare to be amazed by the possibilities.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.cticc.co.za.

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